Obama To Arrive To LA-Area By Late-Afternoon Monday
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — President Obama is scheduled to arrive to the Los Angeles area on Monday afternoon for a planned, two-day visit.
The commander-in-chief departed on Sunday afternoon for stops in Seattle and San Francisco. The LAPD said in a department statement that the president’s arrival on Monday afternoon is likely to affect streets surrounding Los Angeles International Airport from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
That evening, the president is scheduled to take part in two fundraising events in Beverly Hills, one of which is being held at the home of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife, Cookie, impacting streets in the area as well as in nearby Westwood. Those roadways — including the 405 Freeway to La Cienega Boulevard and Santa Monica to Venice boulevards — will be affected from 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Tuesday morning, the president is slated to attend another fundraiser in Hancock Park, which is expected to impact the streets surrounding the Wilshire area from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Specifically, Fairfax to Western avenues and Beverly to Pico boulevards.
From there, the president will travel to DreamWorks Animation in the city of Glendale, where he will deliver remarks on the economy during the noon hour, impacting the following streets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
• Riverside Drive;
• San Fernando Road and Grandview Avenue to North Pacific Avenue;
• West Kenneth Road to Victory Boulevard;
• San Fernando Road;
• 5 Freeway and 134 Freeway.
Obama’s departure from Los Angeles International Airport will also affect streets surrounding the airport between 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The trip comes as Obama’s health care law approaches a crucial Nov. 30 deadline for an improved insurance enrollment website whose catastrophic start Oct. 1 dealt a serious political blow to the White House. Also, the U.S. and other world powers just sealed a historic deal with Iran for a temporary freeze of its nuclear program.
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